Amazon and Other Shippers Form USPS Lobbying Group

On Wednesday, Amazon and other logistics and retail companies formed a lobbying group to keep the United States Postal Service (USPS) “reliable and affordable.” In response to threats by the current U.S. administration about USPS subsidizing shipping services, Amazon, and other companies felt a need to protect their business model. USPS Priority Mail shipping is also […]

ChannelAdvisor and Pitney Bowes Partner to Power New Shipping Management Suite

ChannelAdvisor and Pitney Bowes form a strategic relationship to bring ChannelAdvisor clients direct access to Pitney Bowes services. Here is the Full Press Release from ChannelAdvisor and Pitney Bowes Pitney Bowes, a global technology company that provides innovative products and solutions to power commerce, today announced a strategic relationship with ChannelAdvisor, a leading provider of […]

USPS Rate Increases to Take Effect Sunday January 21

As many SMEs use the postal service for shipping, this is just a reminder that USPS will increase postage rates on Sunday, January 21. The changes will raise Mailing Services product prices approximately 1.9 percent, while most Shipping Services product prices will increase an average of 3.9 percent. First-Class Mail single-piece forever stamps will increase […]

Global Parcel Volume Increased, Notes Pitney Bowes

global parcel volume increases

Global parcel volume has increased over the last two years, as eCommerce solutions experts Pitney Bowes have noted. Parcel volume has grown to 65 billion in 2016, up from 44 billion in 2014. This is a 48 percent increase and shows no signs of slowing down. It is expected to rise at a rate of […]